Dr Jonathan Kwan

Dr Jonathan Kwan

MBE MBBS MSc MBA MD FRCP

Nephrology (Renal Medicine)

38 years of experience
25 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

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4.94
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4.97
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4.97

Top feedback

“I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Kwan. He is very prompt with his responses to inquiries and is available via phone or email. I recently moved to the U.K. as a student so was very grateful for his taking the time to walk me through the issues I was experiencing, and how to navigate the healthcare system in this country. Within 24 hours of my making an appointment request, he made time (in his very busy schedule) to speak with me, and then followed up the next day as well. I would 100% recommend reaching out to him if you have chronic or suspected renal issues, as he is excellent in picking up on anxieties and explaining complex topics in a succinct and sensitive way. “
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2721170
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    363 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    606 reviews

    About

    After graduating at King’s College Hospital Medical School in the early 1980’s, Dr Kwan trained in Renal and General Medicine in a number of London Teaching Hospitals, including King’s, St. George’s and The Royal London. Dr Kwan was first appointed as a Consultant Nephrologist in 1994; he then rose through the ranks of Clinical Director, Divisional Director and Medical Director at Epsom & St Helier Hospitals.

    In 2010, Dr Kwan took a sabbatical and worked abroad for a couple years, where he gained substantial international experience. He is now a consultant nephrologist and general physician at Darent Valley Hospital, Kent. He is also an honorary consultant at King’s College Hospital, where he has regular clinical sessions.

    Dr Kwan has extensive clinical experience in treating all types of kidney patients for over 30 years, with the last 20 being at the Consultant level. He gained a number of national accolades including the Winner of UK Hospital Doctor of the Year in Innovation, 2004, and Runner-up in Renal Team, 2007. Dr Kwan has published over 65 peer-reviewed papers in numerous high-impact journals.

    Dr Kwan was awarded a MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for Services to the NHS in 2020.

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    Special interests

    All aspects of renal medicine, Hypertension, Early Detection of Kidney Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Diabetic Kidney Disease, General Nephrology, Urinary Abnormalities, e.g. haematuria / proteinuria, Dialysis, Renal Transplantation Medicine


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    Education

    1981  MB BS (University of London)

    1986  MRCPI

    1986  MRCP(UK)

    1988   Diploma in Immunology (University of London) (Distinction)

    1989  MSc in Biochemistry (University of London)   

    1993  MD – Doctorate of Medicine (University of London)   

    1995  FRCPI (Ireland)

    1998  MBA (International Management Centre, UK)

    1998  FRCPE (Edinburgh)   

    1998  FRCP (London)

    2001  Certificate of Teaching (London Deanery)   

    2013  Assigned Educational and Clinical Supervisor (Health Education South West)

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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
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    I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Kwan. He is very prompt with his responses to inquiries and is available via phone or email. I recently moved to the U.K. as a student so was very grateful for his taking the time to walk me through the issues I was experiencing, and how to navigate the healthcare system in this country. Within 24 hours of my making an appointment request, he made time (in his very busy schedule) to speak with me, and then followed up the next day as well. I would 100% recommend reaching out to him if you have chronic or suspected renal issues, as he is excellent in picking up on anxieties and explaining complex topics in a succinct and sensitive way.
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    Dr Jonathan Kwan

    Thank you for your kind words. J

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    Very pleasant and agreeable bedside manner, especially as Dr Kwan, delivered challenging news which would decide which information would be especially motivating for treatment - the consultation gave me a far greater insight into my medical situation and was delivered to me frankly but with empathy. I was seen by Dr Kwan within 2 minutes of arriving for my appointment. I would most definitely recommend Dr Kwan - extremely knowledgeable and professional but actively listened to my queries, explained clearly his diagnosis and did not make me feel that I was just a list of multiple medical problems. Left the consultation a lot lighter in spirit than when I arrived and felt motivated moving forward.
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    Dr Kwan explained things well and reassured me. I was a little surprised that he didn’t do any of his own tests though and just relied on the blood And urine reports That I had brought in with me
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    Great communication. Easy to make an appointment. Thorough examination and explanation of the diagnosis and tests. Friendly and reassuring in his approach. Highly recommend Dr Kwan.
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    After months of no diagnosis of my actual problem, I found Dr Kwan on doctify. So I decided to go see him. Even though my problem didn't steer closely to his speciality in the beginning, he listened to me and described a full process of tests to do and we actually found a strong strain of bacteria affecting my health which was missed by other doctors. Dr Kwan is very kind and listens to problems in detail and also always in reach through email, etc whenever needed. Amazing :) !!
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    Dr Jonathan Kwan

    Thanks for your kind remarks.

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    Dr Johnathan Kwan is a truly experienced professional. He went thoroughly through my records and clarify my situation explaining every doubt that I had. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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    Visited Dr Kwan at the London Bridge hospital. He is very friendly, attentive, experienced and professional. He managed to calm me down at a moment of extreme stress following a potentially abnormal finding from a scan performed abroad. After my visit I felt confident that I was at the right hands. He was always reachable (phone/text/email) and kept me updated on progress/results as soon as available. I fully recommend him.
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    My experience with Dr Kwan was fantastic. I feel genuinely lucky to have had such an expert look into my possible CKD case. Dr Kwan made me feel at ease immediately and was quick to reassure me when needed. The personal touch Dr Kwan has is great & he is the ultimate professional! He was quick to dispel all non-factual diagnoses and request relevant tests to explore my (non) issues. Even between waiting for results... Dr Kwan would be willing to respond to my emails regularly. Overall, I’m extremely thankful to Dr Kwan for his help.
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    I was recently diagnosed with Microscopic Haematuria and was referred to Nephrologist Consultant. I elected Dr Kwan particularly because of his vast experience in renal medicine. The doctor was very friendly and approachable and tried to answer my every question that I had. He also recommended me for several tests and notified my individually of what the tests were consisted of. While I was waiting for the results of tests to come through, Dr Kwan tried to answer all of my queries that I had through emails. Once the results arrived from all of tests, the Dr explained everything to me and also notified me that everything was normal and there is nothing to worry about. He also politely created a written report for all of the tests that were conducted. As a overall feedback I would say my experience was fantastic and very efficient. I will also definitely recommend this doctor to anyone having any Nephrological issues.
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    My experience of this Dr was excellent. I have seen quite a few doctors over the last 6 mos or so and all appeared stressed and too busy to spare me quality time and listen to my symptoms properly. All too keen to test me first and ask questions later... Dr Kwan was understanding and has an easy manner, he went right back to basics and sorted my issue. I hope Excellent is the correct word to describe him.
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    I would highly recommend Dr Kwan to a friend or colleague. I've found Dr Kwan's details through the internet, corroborated by highly positive feedback from my friends and family. Dr Kwan is very approachable, he has always made himself available to answer my burning questions or book an appointment, even at short notice. Moreover, he adapts to his patients and takes the time to explain, in a clear and thoughtful way, which is much appreciated.
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    I recently had a consultation with Dr Kwan, and afterwards also exchanged a few emails with him as a follow-up. I found Dr Kwan to be very knowledgeable and in-depth in his approach. At the same time, he was friendly and made me feel comfortable and reassured. I would certainly recommend him to anyone.
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    I recently visited Dr Kwan to investigate some blood tests regarding my Kidneys. I was quite stressed about the situation as I had been going round in circles at the GP, but Dr Kwan immediately put me at ease with his kindness and professionalism. He is exceptionally knowledgeable and his wealth of experience made the whole process as stress free and I felt like I was in the best care possible. Dr Kwan was in constant contact with updates, results and managed to even fit my ultrasound and appointment in to save me travelling back. The whole experience was excellent and I couldn’t recommend him more highly. Thank You Dr Kwan
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    I was so grateful to be seen by Dr Kwan for my kidney stones. I read lots of good review about Dr Kwan before seeing him. And yes this has been proved by his knowledge, kindness and care to me. Despite his busy schedule, he still managed to give me advice and reassure me when I was panic and emailed him about my symptoms. He explained different options in details very carefully to means answered all my concerns. Thank you Dr Kwan.
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    Dr Kwan was very knowledgable, and very pleasant and empathetic, which is also very important! He was very patient and continued to advise me over email, weeks after the consultation took place. I would full-heartedly recommend him to anyone needing advice in his field of expertise!
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    Dr Jonathan Kwan

    Thank you for the kind remarks.

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    From the outset, the staff are extremely friendly and very helpful. My meeting with dr Kwan was extremely beneficial in many ways. His relaxed manner and depth of knowledge puts one at ease, knowing you are in front of the right person to help and put you on the straight and narrow to achieve my goals of better health. I found my time with dr Kwan informative and not rushed or hurried. He took great pains to go through all issues with me in a very understandable way. He offered great advice at every point and I look forward to working closely with him to improve my current health issues. Once again Thank you very much.
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    This is feedback after my visit with Dr Kwan on Monday the 4th of February 2019 @ HCA, The Shard. I would like to say Dr Kwan was very courteous and attentive. He listened to my concerns and made me feel at ease whilst examining me. I left feeling reassured I was in good hands. He has sent the results of the tests he had done and this was faster than I expected. This has been a very professional and yet personal service. I highly recommend Dr Kwan.
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    Dr Kwan listened to me patiently and explained everything to me. I was very appreciatively of the help and understanding Dr Kwan gave me at his practice. A big thank you.
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    From my first consultation with Dr Kwan, I felt completely reassured. He took the time to really understand me as an overall person, not just as a patient. He thoroughly explained every result on my blood tests and scan, answered all my questions and put my mind at ease about any concerns I had. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Kwan to anyone and everyone who is looking to have a friendly yet educational consultation and leave feeling completely knowledgeable about their results.
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    Dr Jonathan Kwan

    Thank you for your kind words.

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    “We had a wonderful experience with Dr johnathon Kwan , From the first appointment, he put us at ease. He explained the procedures and various examinations clearly and took the time to thoroughly address all our questions and concerns. Throughout the 8 to 9 weeks, Dr Kwan demonstrated the utmost professional care with a kind and gentle touch. Most importantly we always felt we are in safe hands. Thank you Dr Kwan for all your hard work, patience and care, we are very grateful. We could not have asked for a better experience
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